Trump's Lawyers Get Rapped By Special Master In Mar-A-Lago Case: 'You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It'

Zinger Key Points
  • Judge Raymond Dearie, special master in Mar-a-Lago case, questions Donald Trump's lawyers
  • Dearie took on Trump's lawyers on claims that the former president had declassified papers found at the estate
  • Tension between Trump laywers and dearie an 'ominous sign,' according to a report
Trump's Lawyers Get Rapped By Special Master In Mar-A-Lago Case: 'You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It'

Donald Trump’s lawyers faced questions from the special master tasked with reviewing the papers recovered from Mar-a-Lago, the Florida estate of the former president.

What Happened: Judge Raymond Dearie quizzed the lawyers in the first hearing on the seized materials on Tuesday and took them up on their claims that Trump declassified the records discovered at Mar-a-Lago, reported Politico.

Dearie was appointed by Florida Federal Judge Aileen Cannon as a special master earlier in the month.

“My view of it is: you can’t have your cake and eat it,” said Dearie, according to the report. The special master indicated that Trump’s “litigation strategy” would not interfere with the review of the documents.

The senior judge reportedly asked what his role would be if the government asserts that certain documents are classified while Trump’s team disagrees but doesn’t offer proof to challenge it.

“What am I looking for?... As far as I am concerned, that’s the end of it,” said the judge, according to Politico.

One of Trump's lawyers said it was “premature” for Dearie to ponder the question of declassification, adding that his side was not in a position to “fully disclose a substantive defense.” 

“We shouldn’t have to be in a position to have to disclose declarations and witness statements,” he was quoted as saying by Politico.

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Why It Matters: Dearie shot back when the Trump lawyer suggested the special master was “going a little beyond what Judge Cannon contemplated in the first instance.”

The tension between Trump’s lawyer and Dearie was construed as an “ominous sign” by Politico.

However, a concession was reportedly forthcoming for Trump’s team as Dearie allowed them until Friday to pick a contractor to scan the 11,000 documents, the costs for which will be borne by Trump.

The judge said he’s determined to go through the documents and make his recommendations to Cannon through her set timeline of end-November, according to Politico. 

Trump faces less friendly courtrooms than Cannon's, including fighting an appeal by the U.S. Department of Justice in the 11th Circuit.

Trump recently went back to Mar-a-Lago, and said on Truth Social that he had a “detailed chance to check out the scene of yet another government ‘crime’.” 

Truth Social is a part of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) — a company set to go public through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. DWAC.

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11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

The best Black Friday deals from Amazon are still coming hard and fast because the holiday is not yet upon us and the mega-retailer prefers to keep consumers on the hook for as long as possible—spending as much money as possible. 

To that end, here are some of the best Black Friday deals from Amazon that you might want to consider today.

Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set

Regular Price: $172

Sale Price: $138.88

Calphalon’s 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set is designed with stainless steel, stay-cool handles along with pour spouts. The nonstick surface is PFOA-free and built with hard-anodized aluminum that is both durable and conducts heat extremely well. The set includes 2 fry pans, a sauce pan with cover, saute pan with cover and large stock pot with cover.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation

Regular Price: $144

Sale Price: $85.49

The 2nd Generation AirPods from Apple connect to all Apple devices and give you an enhanced listening experience. Plus, they come with a case that keeps them safe and allows you to charge them in a secure environment. With over 24 hours of battery life, access to Siri and easy setup, you can start listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts today.

Adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoes

Regular Price: $129.98

Sale Price: $89.98

The Adidas Women’s Ultraboost 21 running shoe is perfect for anyone who likes a short run, maybe a 5K, half marathon or more. Coming in several colors and styles, you can slip these shoes on, enjoy the cushioned outsole, sink into the supple insole and secure laces.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

Regular Price: $129.99

Sale Price: $97.83

The Ninja AF101 Air Fryer allows you to crisp, roast, reheat and even dehydrate food products faster and cheaper than ever before. It has a 4-quart capacity and offers a wide temperature range along with several time settings so that you can customize each dish to your needs. Plus, all the parts are dishwasher safe.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Regular Price: $199.95

Sale Price: $99

Beats by Dr. Dre are among the best headphones on the market, and the Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones include the Apple W1 chip, Class 1 Bluetooth and 40 hours of battery time. These headphones even have a built-in microphone and offer an adjustable fit so that you can be comfortable whether you’re listening to an Android or iOS device.

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner

Regular Price: $198.98

Sale Price: $175.98

The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner allows you to keep your home spotless and clean up after your pets. The cleaner comes with the Hoover Paws and Claws Deep shampoo and a storage mat to keep the floor dry once it’s put away.

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum

Regular Price: $999.00

Sale Price: $851.71

The LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum and Wet Mop All in One Tower is designed to work in homes with several pets or children and clean up all the messes that life brings. The battery lasts up to 2 hours, and there’s an extra removable battery that gives you even more cleaning time and power.

Breville Fresh and Furious Blender

Regular Price: $278.60

Sale Price: $199.95

Breville, a top name in blenders and juicers, offers the Fresh and Furious Blender, featuring 50-ounce capacity, Vac Q technology, pre-programmed cycles, LCD display and lid with pull ring. With the Fresh and Furious Blender, you can make everything from a smoothie to a soup and everything in between.

Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $89.99

Sale Price: $55.63

The Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer is designed for professional use, but it works perfectly in the home. With 1875 watts of power, 6 heat and speed settings and a lightweight design, you can easily style your hair and utilize the diffuser, cut back on the frizz and stretch the 8 ft cord for maximum functionality.

Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

Regular Price: $160

Sale Price: $97.38

The Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket from Columbia is designed to be light for everyday use, but it’s heavy enough to protect you from the cold. The plush fleece lining, security pocket, water resistant fabric, 2-way zipper, and zippered hand pockets make the jacket both protective and functional.

ConAir InfinitiPro Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $49.99

Sale Price: $29.99

ConAir is one of the biggest names in hair and beauty, and the InfinitPro is an 1875 watt hair dryer designed for professionals with ceramic technology. The dryer comes with a diffuser and concentrator, and it allows you to blow out your hair just the way they would at the salon.

Deals the Experts Are Hoping For

Experts believe that Amazon’s Black Friday sale could linger for quite some time. It all started with the Prime Early Access sale on October 11 and 12. Previously, Amazon has offered the “Epic Deals” sale that ran through late October. 

This is to say that any sale could come up at any time. 

Even so, those monitoring Amazon are looking forward to a few potential deals, including:

  • Apple Watch
  • AirPods (any generation)
  • MacBook Pro
  • Large, underpriced TVs
  • Amazon Echo
  • More small home appliances (Dyson or Shark vacuums, Instant Pots, etc.) 

While these predictions are based on last year’s Amazon Black Friday Sale, it’s important to remember that most Black Friday sales are fairly consistent and push the products that are most likely to sell.


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